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Here we go. Finally got to it. Here is a screenie after a BF4 game on Ultra 1080p no AA. Now I was using 2.5GB (16%) before the game started and got up to 52% use on my system. Which is 8.32 GB's.
The system will try to use what it has, the fact that it only sits at like 8.32GB means that you really dont need 16GB. Ram maxing isnt as big of a problem as people like to think, I tried it one day, only using 1 4gb stick, and I lost like 15 FPS and it got a little jittery, but I went back up to 8GB, smooth like butter, 4FPS difference. Totally not worth getting 16GB Vram for. Plus BF4 is just a system hog anyways, it likes to say its using as much of your computer as possible so people think its a viable benchmark. It really doesnt put much stress on the parts, unlike crysis 3, which just murders and buries your computer in a field.
Yeah. Youre probably right. Using more than 8GB is unlikely. But I was incorrect in saying 16GB. I forgot that machines came with triple and what channels allowing a little more flexibility. It was just from my experience with 8GB it would turn into a stuttering mess as my system would start to write information to my page file. I could only fix that by lowering to high. After that I just bought another 8GB kit. Seemed to solve the problem for me and now I don't even run with a page file. Maybe I'm just an anomaly. Probably like a 2-10 situation where this occurs. 8GB should be enough. But I think the next gen of games are going to start taking that as a minimum in the near future. So I am safe if that ever happens my rigs lifespan.
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Yeah. Youre probably right. Using more than 8GB is unlikely. But I was incorrect in saying 16GB. I forgot that machines came with triple and what channels allowing a little more flexibility. It was just from my experience with 8GB it would turn into a stuttering mess as my system would start to write information to my page file. I could only fix that by lowering to high. After that I just bought another 8GB kit. Seemed to solve the problem for me and now I don't even run with a page file. Maybe I'm just an anomaly. Probably like a 2-10 situation where this occurs. 8GB should be enough. But I think the next gen of games are going to start taking that as a minimum in the near future. So I am safe if that ever happens my rigs lifespan.
You can always add more ram if you have problems, that my motto, especially with my x79 board and its 8 ram slots that will never be filled up lol.
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Could we please just wait to see what Graxhire's plans are in terms of overclocking?

I don't think I will be overclocking anything atm, I don't know anything about overclockng and I don't think it's really that neccesary, I guess my fps with the 280x will be just fine right? I might want to overclock it later, but then I will probably consider a new PSU. Atm I just want to know if my PSU will handle the 280x without overclocking. Does overclocking really improve performance thát much?
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I don't think I will be overclocking anything atm, I don't know anything about overclockng and I don't think it's really that neccesary, I guess my fps with the 280x will be just fine right? I might want to overclock it later, but then I will probably consider a new PSU. Atm I just want to know if my PSU will handle the 280x without overclocking. Does overclocking really improve performance thát much?

Overclocking does improve performance, but it's not "that much" per se. It's a marginal bump in frame rate.

I think the 280x is a good choice for you. thumb.gif
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I used to run an 8120@4.2ghz in BF3 and on 64p maps the FPS would regularly drop below 60. The 8350 was a notable improvement even at 4ghz. BF4 is even more CPU intensive although you do have the option of mantle. Mantle Ultra runs fine on my 8350+280x with 8gb ram, I can even run 150% supersampling on Dawnbreaker though I often turn off MSAA because it causes FPS drops when a lot is happening on certain maps.
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I don't think I will be overclocking anything atm, I don't know anything about overclockng and I don't think it's really that neccesary, I guess my fps with the 280x will be just fine right? I might want to overclock it later, but then I will probably consider a new PSU. Atm I just want to know if my PSU will handle the 280x without overclocking. Does overclocking really improve performance thát much?

 

Yep, your current PSU is much more than enough. It's not a PSU that I would ever recommend to someone who's looking for a new PSU, but it's still fine - especially since you won't be overclocking (and since you likely won't need to overclock either).

 

If you do end up wanting to overclock though, then you will definitely want a higher quality PSU. You would be looking at getting a good quality-made 450-550W PSU. You won't need any more power than that. It's just that a good quality-made PSU will have a cleaner and more stable power delivery, which is very good for overclocking.

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